This isn't a Christmas gift, per se. To celebrate wrapping up The Goblets Immortal trilogy with Death's Key (out now from Flame Tree Press), I decided to splurge and get some some Tolkien books...and some cool bookends to hold them in place (from Etsy.) Which book from this fab stack should I read first? I've… Continue reading Favorite Christmas Presents: 2022 Edition
This is an opinion piece. I respect that many people don’t like the way The Rings of Power show has been handled. That’s okay. People are allowed not to like something and I’m not here to convince anyone that they have to think one way or the other. But a lot of people are enjoying… Continue reading A Quick Look at TROP and Why I Love It
When I was in high school, I was introduced to the wonderful world of J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle-earth. First I read The Hobbit (as one does--it's still my favorite to this day) and then I made my way through The Lord of the Rings trilogy in a few weeks' time. What made me want to read… Continue reading Fabulous: Dressing Like a Hobbit and Making People Laugh
Cookbook and apples--oh boy! Back in January, I attempted to make a recipe from AN UNEXPECTED COOKBOOK, a collection of recipes inspired by the food found in THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien. The recipe in question was apple hand pies. The method? Both freeform and patted into a cupcake tin. The process went about as… Continue reading That One Time I Attempted to Cook Like a Hobbit
Empanadas that look a bit like pasties, which I would like you to pretend they are. One of the most fun details to read about in fiction, for me at least, is food and how it's prepared (this is probably because I enjoy cooking a bit myself.) It adds a bit of realism to what… Continue reading Where Can You Find Fantastic Food? In Literature, Good Friend!
I stayed up late one night--WAY too late, to be honest--and so I got very silly, as I am wont to do when I am very sleep-deprived. So I came to thinking: what tea would each member of the Fellowship of the Ring of Power be most likely to drink? Thus, we now have this… Continue reading 9 Teas Worthy of a Fellowship…of the Ring
There are many morals to be gleaned from fantasy. From the consequences of coveting to the danger of spilling secrets, the genre is a treasure trove. Today I’d like to talk about time management and what fantasy has taught me about the beast. These are simple lessons, but when taken seriously, I believe they can… Continue reading 3 Things Fantasy Novels Taught Me About Time Management